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Boryana Racheva-Iotova and Kate Stepp Recognized by Waters Technology with Women in Technology and Data Awards

March 9, 2018

FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services, announced today that Kate Stepp, Director of Research Engineering and Boryana Racheva-Iotova, Director of Analytics Research, were recognized at the 2018 Women in Technology and Data Awards luncheon hosted by Waters Technology.

Ms. Stepp was recognized as the Engineer/Programmer of the Year, for her work developing applications for FactSet’s product platforms. Currently, she leads a global team responsible for building applications that meet the needs of Research and Banking clients. These rich web applications provide research management, advanced screening and visualization capabilities, and inter-connected historical and real-time data across countless unique content sets customized to fit each client’s complex workflows.

Ms. Racheva-Iotova received the Risk Professional of the Year award based on her achievements building risk management software solutions and translating the latest academic advancements in practical applications to meet the needs of financial industry practitioners. Since joining FactSet through the acquisition of BISAM in March 2017, she has been leading a team of experienced professionals to expand, improve, and promote FactSet risk and quantitative research. Key accomplishments of the team are the release of a new version of the FactSet Multi-Asset-Class Risk Model and the integration of fat tail models into the FactSet platform.

In addition, three other FactSet women were finalists in the highly competitive and prestigious competition – Linda Clarkson, Sarah Hoffman, and Elisabeth Kashner.

Phil Snow, CEO, FactSet said, “Kate and Boryana are respected experts within FactSet for their keen insight and deep subject matter expertise. This public recognition reinforces that we have the best and brightest at FactSet, dedicated to helping our clients solve their greatest challenges through innovation and collaboration.”

The Women in Technology and Data Awards recognize, promote, and celebrate the outstanding contribution that women make to technology and data roles across the capital markets.

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